October 10 Ankara Station Massacre Monument and Memorial Site Project Competition Has Been Concluded

October monument and memorial site project competition concluded
October monument and memorial site project competition concluded

The "October 10 Monument and Memorial Place" project competition opened by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in memory of the 10 October Ankara Station massacre and those who lost their lives in this massacre has been concluded. The project, which was chosen as the first, puts 103 people who lost their lives in the massacre at its center with the theme of "walking to the light".



The "October 10 Monument and Memorial Place" project competition opened by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in memory of the October 10 Ankara Station massacre and those who lost their lives in this massacre has been concluded. In the competition where 32 projects applied, the project prepared by the team consisting of landscape architect Sezgin Karaman, architect Baha Yurttaş and Faruk Makuloğlu came in first.

There will be 103 steel monuments

The project, which was chosen as the first in the result of a three-stage evaluation, aims to not forget October 10, to honor the memory of the individuals who lost their lives or survive, and to bring a place of remembrance, remembrance and remembrance to the city. The project to be implemented in the Asteğmen Besim Bey Park, located at the intersection of Atatürk and Liman Caddesi in Alsancak, aims to reproduce the area as a public space where citizens will come together, devoted to labor, democracy and peace.

The project, which includes 1 steel silhouettes with a thickness of 103 cm, puts 10 people who lost their lives in the 103 October massacre at its center. In the project where 103 people are divided according to their regions and ages, the size of the monuments gets longer as the age increases. A circle is formed at the end of the project, where monuments of different sizes are brought together according to the regions from which those who lost their lives came from. The circle symbolizing the world of the disappeared is considered as a circle of life. 103 steel monuments are pushed into action by visitors on 103 rails, each unique to them. In a single moment of the action, at 10.04, the hour of the massacre, the steel monuments merge and form a flaming silhouette. 103 light beams travel as light through the ground and these lights activate the large light in the middle on October 10th. This action is repeated every 10 October.

The online colloquium and representative award ceremony with the participation of the winners will be held on January 18 at 18.30. For colloquium information and online exhibition www.izmirworkshop.org address can be visited.

It will remind you to call for justice

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer announced on October 10, 2019 that a monument and memorial area will be created to commemorate those who lost their lives in the massacre. Thereupon, a contest was opened and a Memorial and Commemorative Place project was opened, which spoke about life and solidarity, commemorated the October 10 losses and reminded the call for justice.

October 10 massacre

Turkey was shaken by the bloody terrorist attack on October 10, 2015 at 10.04't. Ankara for the "Labor, Peace and Democracy" meeting organized by the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers Unions (DISK), Confederation of Public Workers Unions (KESK), the Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chambers (TMMOB), the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and many non-governmental organizations. Two suicide bombers were attacked by ISIS / DAESH terrorist organization at the train station intersection, three seconds apart, on the groups that gathered in front of the station and proceeded to the walking area. In this massacre, 8 people, the youngest of which was 103 years old, died, more than 450 people were injured and 30 people remained disabled. As a result of the trial, 9 defendants were sentenced to aggravated life 101 times each, and 9 defendants were sentenced to prison for membership in a terrorist organization. October 10 today symbolizes peace and brotherhood against war, defense of democracy and freedoms against lawlessness, social conscience and the call for justice.









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